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Odhikar’s Statement on Human Rights Day 2017; BANGLADESH: People’s participation is needed to uphold human rights

The 10th of December is universally recognised as International Human Rights Day. In 2017, the day is being observed at a time when the human rights situation in Bangladesh has become catastrophic. The current government resumed power through controversial Parliamentary Elections on January 5, 2014 where almost half of the Members of Parliament won seats […]

December 9, 2017 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Statement in Commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

On November 24, 2017, Odhikar issued a statement in commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.  Violence against women is endemic in Bangladesh. Women and girls are subjected to domestic violence, rape, dowry and its related violence, acid violence, stalking and sexual harassment, etc. As per a 2015 survey of the […]

November 25, 2017 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Detention of Adilur Rahman Khan at KLIA, Malaysia

Detention of Adilur Rahman Khan at KLIA, Malaysia. Statement of Odhikar, 21 July 2017 At approximately 11:00 pm (Bangladesh time), on 19 July 2017, Adilur Rahman Khan Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and Secretary of Odhikar, boarded a Malaysia Airlines flight, MH 113, to Kuala Lumpur to attend the Second General Assembly Meeting […]

July 21, 2017 | Read full story | Comments are closed

A Joint Statement by AHRC and Odhikar on BANGLADESH: Institutionalization of torture within law enforcement defeats the purpose of criminalization

23 June 2017 A Joint Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission and Odhikar on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture BANGLADESH: Institutionalization of torture within law enforcement defeats the purpose of criminalization Bangladesh’s law enforcement agencies have institutionalized torture within their day-to-day operations. Policing, maintaining law and order, and conducting crime […]

June 30, 2017 | Read full story | Comments are closed

BANGLADESH: Peoples’mobilization needed to end enforced disappearances

25 May 2017 A Joint Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission, the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances, and Odhikar, on the International Week of the Disappeared BANGLADESH: Peoples’mobilization needed to end enforced disappearances Hong Kong/Dhaka/Manila; 25 May 2017: Enforced disappearance is universally recognized as a ‘crime against humanity’ under International Law. This crime is […]

May 29, 2017 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Joint Statement on the World Press Freedom Day by AHRC, FORUM-ASIA and Odhikar

3 May 2017 A Joint Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission, FORUM-ASIA and Odhikar BANGLADESH: Press Freedom cannot be achieved without effective justice institutions Bangkok/Kathmandu/Hong Kong/Dhaka: The World Press Freedom Day, on 3 May, is celebrated as an occasion to revisit the essence of fundamental principles of the freedom of press. The state of […]

May 6, 2017 | Read full story | Comments are closed